Mount Doublehead

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Mount Doublehead (north peak)
Highest point
Elevation3,053 ft (931 m)
Prominence960 ft (290 m) [1]
Coordinates44°10.06′N 71°7.80′W / 44.16767°N 71.13000°W / 44.16767; -71.13000Coordinates: 44°10.06′N 71°7.80′W / 44.16767°N 71.13000°W / 44.16767; -71.13000
LocationCarroll County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Parent rangeWhite Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Jackson

Mount Doublehead is a twin-peaked mountain in eastern New Hampshire, United States. It is located in the town of Jackson, Carroll County, in the eastern White Mountains. North Doublehead has an elevation of 3,053 feet (930.5 m) above sea level, while South Doublehead has an elevation of 2,939 ft (895.8 m).

Doublehead stands within the watershed of the Saco River, which drains into the Gulf of Maine. The eastern and southern slopes of Doublehead drain into the East Branch of the Saco River. The northwest side of Doublehead drains into Great Brook, thence into Wildcat Brook, the Ellis River, and into the Saco.

In 1934, the American composer Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000), who frequently climbed the White Mountains during his youth, wrote a composition for piano entitled Fog on Mount Double Head (Op. 1, no. 2).

South of the White Mountains, Doublehead Mountain (elevation 2,158 ft/657.8 m) is found in Sandwich, New Hampshire (also in Carroll County), in the Squam Mountains overlooking Squam Lake.


  1. ^ Key col elevation between 2,100 and 2,080 ft.

External links[edit]

  • Doublehead Cabin, maintained by the White Mountain National Forest
  • "North Doublehead". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
  • North Doublehead
  • South Doublehead
  • Fred Shirley. "Doublehead". Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  • Doublehead Mountain - New England's Alpine CCC Ski Trails - photos and information of the Doublehead Ski Trail and Cabin